Foundations in Agricultural-Based Industries for Refugees and Migrants (FARM)

What is Foundations in Agricultural-Based Industries for Refugees and Migrants (FARM?)

Are you a new immigrant or refugee? Do you have experience or interest in gardening/agriculture? Join our new FARM program! We offer this program FREE of charge to new immigrants and refugees. Only 13 seats are available.

The FARM program has two parts:

  1. 8 weeks of in-class training, where you will learn skills to help you find a job in the agricultural industry. The FARM program offers English language training and practical hands-on lessons related to the industry, such as equipment handling, health and safety procedures, and production processes. You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips and listen to guest speakers.
  2. A paid practicum at one of our host companies, where you will gain work experience and make connections with employers. The practicum will be about 45 hours over 2-3 weeks. You must complete the in-class training to be eligible for the practicum.

View the FARM Impact Study

Eligibility

Permanent Resident or Refugee

18+ years of age

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 3 or higher

Semester

10 Weeks

Location

CIES Forest Lawn
1723 – 40th Street NE

Cost

Free
No Registration Cost

Schedule

The FARM programs is 8 weeks of in-class training and 2 weeks of on-site practicum. The course runs during the following dates:

  • Intake 1 (8 weeks): April 1, 2019 – June 20, 2019
  • Intake 2 (8 weeks): July 2, 2019 – September 23, 2019
FARM Class Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Afternoon Class 2:00PM – 5:00PM 2:00PM – 5:00PM 2:00PM – 5:00PM 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Evening Class 6:00PM-9:00PM 6:00PM-9:00PM 6:00PM-9:00PM 6:00PM-9:00PM

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